dot boom2: less boom

When Google bought out Squaw Valley Resort, it wasn’t the fabulous adventure that pre-bubble-burst dot-bomb employees remember.
Sure, the company paid for travel and lodging, and treated everyone to as much skiing, snowboarding and ice skating that they could take. But they also bused everyone in rather than flying, shacked them up like sardines and provided two cafeteria-style buffets — no exorbitant restaurant bills for this $49 billion company.
Having learned from the previous over-hyped “successes” of companies like WebVan and Kozmo, the new dot-coms are watching the bottom line with a weary eye… for now.

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